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Madonna Faces More Custody Troubles

3/29/2016 8:10am EDT
Madonna Could Lose Custody Of David Banda If Guy Ritchie Issues
The father of David Banda, Yohane Banda, says he is troubled by the public custody battle between Madonna and Guy Ritchie over their son Rocco, and worried about the negative effect it will have on his own child.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie adopted David Banda in from Malawi in 2008.

Yohane Banda remarked in an interview with The Sun, "Madonna and Guy's custody battle turning bitter and nasty is a huge concern."

"I'd like to know what's going on behind closed doors and why Rocco wanted to leave his mom and live with his dad like that," Yohane Banda said.

His main concern is that the David B...

Madonna Gets Emotional About Estranged Son

3/6/2016 10:59pm EST
Madonna Breaks Down In Tears While Dedicating Song To Estranged
Madonna broke down in tears during her concert in New Zealand on Saturday as she dedicated a song to her estranged son Rocco.

TMZ has the report that Madonna was addressing the crowd in between songs when she said "there's no love stronger than a mother for her son" and then the waterworks started.

The singer dedicated the song "La Vie En Rose" to Rocco, 15, who is currently living with his father, Guy Ritchie, in London.

“But I would like to dedicate this song to him. It’s about a man, but I know he’ll be one day. I hope he hears this somewhere and knows how much I miss him.”


Madonna's Custody Battle Over Son Continues

3/3/2016 8:39am EST
Madonna, Guy Ritchie Still At War Over Son Rocco's Custody: Judg
Madonna and Guy Ritchie continue to be at war over the custody of their son Rocco Ritchie, who remains in London with his father.

The two faced off in New York Manhattan's Supreme Court and tried to hash out an amicable decision regarding custody of the 15-year-old boy.

Justice Kaplan presided over the proceedings and learned how Rocco Ritchie is enrolled in a London school and is thriving. Despite Madonna's misgivings that her son should remain with her in her New York home, the judge decreed it would be "sensible" to keep him in the school, according to People.

The judge then stated it...

Madonna's Daughter Noticeably Calm As Mom's Custody Battle Rages

12/27/2015 7:15pm EST
Lourdes Leon Update: Madonna's Gorgeous 19-Year-Old Daughter Sta
As Madonna and her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie battle over the custody of Rocco, the Lucky Star star's 19-year-old daughter is noticeably calm. Lourdes Leon appeared in an Instagram snap, and by her amazing smile; she's handling the family drama like a pro.

Lourdes appears in an Insta pic on the Material Girl's account over the Christmas holiday that shows off her funny side. Madonna's eldest daughter posed in a tub while smiling and holding her cell phone. And did we mention, she is fully clothed?

In an attempt at humor, the queen of pop captioned the photograph with four words: "She needs ...

25 Stars Who Can Totally Kick Your Ass

5/7/2015 1:14pm EDT
25 Celebrities Who Have Black Belts
Achieving a black belt involves a lot of hard work, focus, and dedication. Several stars in Hollywood have put in the necessary time and energy to obtain the rank -- and some may surprise you.

Sarah Michelle Gellar has studied kickboxing, boxing, and gymnastics and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her experience came in handy while she filmed the popular cult TV series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" from 1997 to 2003. Of course, a stunt double did most of the work.

Gellar has also appeared in the films "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "The Grudge" and "Cruel Intentions." She most recentl...

Madonna Opens Up About Ex Guy Ritchie

3/16/2015 12:38pm EDT
Madonna has spoken out about ex-husband Guy Ritchie, saying that she "felt incarcerated" at times during their seven-year-marriage.

The singer, who just released new album "Rebel Heart," spoke to England's The Sun newspaper while promoting the new disc, and she opened up about her life with the British film director.

"I think when you get married you have to be willing to make a lot of compromises and that's fair enough," she said. "I think that's the way it goes in relationships. However, you know, I did find myself sometimes in a state of conflict.

"There were many times when I wanted ...

Celebs We Didn't Know Were Related

7/19/2014 4:00pm EDT
Celebs We Didn't Know Were Related
The Hollywood game isn't unfortunately about how talented you are, it's about who you know. Still, having a famous sibling or relation in Hollywood isn't a guarantee for success. In fact, many celebrity sibs are unsuccessful in the industry. While some familiy pairings are obvious, some will take you by surprise.

Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy was already a household name when her cousin Melissa decided to join her in Hollywood. Jenny was already famous for her work on MTV and as a Playboy bunny. In 1997 she was the star of her sketch-comedy series "The Jenny McCar...

Hugh Jackman, Kate Middleton & More Celebs Watch Djokovic Win Title At Wimbledon

7/7/2014 9:33am EDT
Hugh Jackman, Kate Middleton & More Celebs Watch Djokovic Win Ti
Several celebrities came out to watch Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday in London.

Actors Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, Orlando Bloom, Chris Hemsworth and Kate Beckinsale were in attendance along with director Guy Ritchie, and soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria. Prince William and Kate Middleton also cheered on the competitors.

Jackman showed off his clean shaven head while posting a selfie with wife Deborra-Lee Furness. He later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing: "One of the greatest matches ...

10 Insanely Expensive Celebrity Weddings

5/23/2014 8:00pm EDT
10 Insanely Expensive Celebrity Weddings
Celebrities love to splurge on weddings, even if it's their second (or third) time around. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are tying the knot this weekend and are sparing no expense for their French and Italian nuptials.

It's been rumored that the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star will make up to $21 million from her wedding from photos and video taken for her popular E! series. It's entirely conceivable she and Kanye will actually profit from the affair.

They aren't the only ones who've spent a ton of money on their wedding.

In 2012, singer Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel reported...

Guy Ritchie Proposes To Model Jacqui Ainsley

10/9/2012 8:18am EDT
Guy Ritchie & fiancee
Filmmaker Guy Ritchie and his model girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley are engaged to marry. The British couple began dating in 2010 and had a child together, son Rafael, in September 2011. Ainsley is currently expecting the couple's second baby.

According to, Ritchie recently proposed to Ainsley.

It will be the second marriage for Ritchie, who divorced pop star Madonna in 2008. They were married for nearly eight years and have two sons: 12-year-old Rocco and adopted son David from Malawi.

Ritchie is known for directing films such as "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch,"...

'The Dark Knight Rises' European Premiere Photos

7/19/2012 9:02am EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The cast from "The Dark Knight Rises" jetted from New York City on Tuesday to London on Wednesday for the European premiere of the highly anticipated film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked playful yet dapper in a polka dot tie and navy blue suit. Fuzzy faced Christian Bale and his wife wore matching black ensembles.

Anne Hathaway, who plays the sultry catwoman, opted for a long gold shift dress embellished at the neckline with various baubles and beaded flowers.

Morgan Freeman was too cool for school in sunglasses and a purple button-down shirt beneath his black suit.

Check out photos from t...

Female Popstars Who Date Much Younger Men

4/10/2012 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart
Jennifer Lopez recently bought her boyfriend Casper Smart a customized Dodge Ram truck for his 25th birthday. It must be nice having a girlfriend with such deep pockets! Jennifer isn't pulling any punches when it comes to keeping her man happy. Or perhaps she is just particularly generous?

A handful of female popstars are dating much younger men. There's just something about these women (who happen to be gorgeous) that turn men on.

Lopez, 42, seems to be having a great time with her much younger beau. Over the weekend they took Jennifer's twins to see the Easter bunny. In addition, the tw...

Madonna Wants $28 Million For Her Beverly Hills Mansion (Photos)

3/28/2012 3:00pm EDT
Madonna's Beverly Hills mansion for sale
Madonna has listed the Beverly Hills estate she once shared with ex-husband Guy Ritchie for a reported $28 million. The "pocket listing" is for private buyers who qualify for homes in that price range. We're guessing not a lot of people meet the requirements for purchase.

The enormous estate features a tennis court, swimming pool and a British-style pub and games room. It looks absolutely amazing in these aerial shots.

The pop star recently released her new album, "MDNA," and her latest single "Girl Gone Wild" was slapped with a viewing age restriction on YouTube.

Best On-Screen Crime Fighting Duos

12/16/2011 12:00pm EST
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Everyone loves a hero. They stand up for what’s right, battle the forces of evil, and somehow manage to look sexy in spandex. But sometimes one hero isn’t enough. Sometimes the problem is too great for any one man (or Superman) to handle. Sometimes audiences want to hear a dick-joke while justice is being served. That’s where Dynamic Duos come in. Two heroes, paired together, fighting the good fight and keeping us laughing the whole way through. That’s what audiences love more than anything. To honor the release of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, let’s take a look at the best on-screen cr...

Two Jews' Review 'Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows' And Are Split On Robert Downey's Latest (Video)

12/15/2011 2:00pm EST
Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: The year is 1891, the place is England and something really, really bad is about to happen throughout the land (to be precise, France and Germany). And there's only one man that can stop this very, very bad thing… Actually, one man plus several helpers.

The man of course is Sir Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Okay...So we have anarchists setting off bombs and people are getting tense. Can you blame them?

Then the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead and the evidence points to suicide. But Sherlock (Robert ...

New Trend? Robert Downey Jr. Dons Blue-Tipped Sneakers At 'Sherlock Holmes' Premiere

12/12/2011 2:00pm EST
Robert Downey Jr & Guy Ritchie
Robert Downey Jr. isn't a slave to fashion. He attended the "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" Rome photocall wearing a blue suit with an unusual pair of sneakers. It looked as though he dipped the tips of his white shoes into blue paint.

Robert was very chummy with Guy Ritchie at the event, linking arms with him and at one point letting the British director embrace him.

In the film, brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) matches wits with the nefarious Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) after uncovering a diabolical plot to destabilize the entire Western world.

Check out mo...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

12/12/2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...

Guy Ritchie Says He Doesn't 'Regret' Madonna Marriage

11/28/2011 3:27pm EST
Guy Ritchie
Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has opened up about his failed marriage to Madonna, insisting he doesn't regret his time with the pop superstar even though his life played out like a "soap opera" while they were together.

The pair ended its eight-year union in 2008 and both Madonna and Ritchie have since moved on to find love with new partners Brahim Zaibat and Jacqui Ainsley, respectively.

However, the Sherlock Holmes director reveals he'd never take back those precious years with the pop star because he was given two special gifts - biological son Rocco, now 11, and the couple's adopted kid Dav...

Robert Downey Jr. Tapped To Play Perry Mason

10/6/2011 9:12am EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, Jr. is in talks to bring another famous literary detective back to life as Warner Brothers bosses move forward with a new Perry Mason film franchise.

The actor, who is currently playing Sherlock Holmes on the big screen for director Guy Ritchie, has emerged as the favorite to play Raymond Burr's iconic TV crime solver.

Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan Downey are also interested in producing the project and the "Iron Man" star has dreamed up the screenplay for the revamp with executive producer David Gambino, according to trade paper Daily Variety.

Burr played Perry Mason on ...

Guy Ritchie Is A Dad Again

9/5/2011 10:32pm EDT
Guy Ritchie
Director Guy Ritchie got an early birthday present on Monday after his girlfriend gave birth to a son.

The moviemaker's model partner Jacqui Ainsley delivered a baby boy in a London hospital - five days before Ritchie's 43rd birthday on Saturday.

The proud parents have not yet announced the tot's name.

The Sherlock Holmes director already has an 11-year-old son, Rocco, with Madonna, who he split from in 2008.

Ritchie began dating Ainsley last year.

Guy Ritchie In Trouble With City Council

3/13/2011 3:54pm EDT
Guy Ritchie
Moviemaker Guy Ritchie is in talks with officials from his local council after a CCTV camera pole was erected in the grounds of his English country estate without planning permission, according to a U.K. report.

The director is said to have put the pole up within the boundaries of his $16.5 million property in Salisbury, England without proper paperwork and chiefs from Wiltshire County Council subsequently sent an enforcement officer to carry out an inspection.

Ritchie was told the pole would have to be taken down unless he received retrospective planning permission, according to Britain'...

Madonna ex Guy Ritchie Expecting Baby With New Girlfriend

3/6/2011 10:27am EST
Guy Ritchie
Film director Guy Ritchie is to be a dad again - his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley is pregnant, according to a U.K. report.

The Sherlock Holmes moviemaker, who split from Madonna in 2008, started dating Ainsley early last year.

Ritchie, who is already father to Madonna's 10-year-old son Rocco and adopted son David, six, will welcome a new baby in September, reports Britain's News of the World.

A source tells the publication, "They have been keen to start a family for a while now. They're absolutely made up. We expect to hear wedding bells next year... Jacqui was crying with joy when she foun...

Guy Ritchie Victorious In Squatters Battle

2/22/2011 1:53pm EST
Guy Ritchie
Director Guy Ritchie has triumphed in his battle to evict squatters from his $9 million London house after a judge ordered them to leave the property.

The Sherlock Holmes moviemaker bought his home in the British capital's posh Fitzrovia area last May and hired a construction company to renovate the building.

However a group of squatters, part of the Really Free School, took advantage of the U.K.'s squatters' rights laws and moved into the building earlier this month. In Britain, a person can claim a right to stay in an empty property as long as they don't break and enter.

Ritchie ins...

Guy Ritchie's London Mansion Overtaken By Squatters

2/15/2011 8:33am EST
Guy Ritchie
Director Guy Ritchie's $9 million London house has been overtaken by squatters.

The Sherlock Holmes moviemaker bought the property in the British capital's posh Fitzrovia area last May and hired a construction company to renovate the building.

However a group of squatters, part of the Really Free School, took advantage of the U.K.'s squatters' rights laws and moved into the building over the weekend. Twelve people moved into the mansion, made up of two adjoining properties.

They said they were planning to operate a free school from the house. A neighbor tells Britain's The Sun, "Police...

Guy Ritchie's Girlfriend Moves In

1/6/2011 11:30am EST
Guy Ritchie Jacqui Ainsley
Guy Ritchie's relationship with his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley is heating up - the model has moved in to the filmmaker's London home.

The director, who spit from ex-wife Madonna in 2008, started dating Ainsley early last year and Ritchie proved he's serious about the British beauty by taking her on holiday with his son Rocco in July.

Now the pair has moved in together - Ainsley tells Tatler magazine, "I'm living with Guy in Marylebone (London). I don't think there was really an official moment - no huge conversation or anything strange - we just wanted to spend time together and I was ther...

Jared Harris To Play 'Holmes' Nemesis

9/29/2010 10:30am EDT
Jared Harris
Mad Men star Jared Harris has landed the coveted role of villainous Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.

The British actor will play Holmes' nemesis in the Guy Ritchie film, which will star Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Noomi Rapace, according to

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle's Moriarty is considered by many the most treacherous of literary bad guys.

The character was most recently played onscreen by Moulin Rouge! star Richard Roxburgh in A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Russell Brand & Pals Visit London Strip Club

9/26/2010 2:30pm EDT
Russell Brand
British comic Russell Brand went back to his bad boy ways for his bachelor party on Saturday - he visited a notorious London strip club with his pals.

The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star is preparing to wed his pop star girlfriend Katy Perry next month, and enjoyed one of his final days as a single man watching his beloved West Ham soccer team beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur with former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher and comic David Walliams.

He was later joined by TV host Jonathan Ross, director Guy Ritchie and rocker Carl Barat for a meal at Gordon Ramsay's posh eaterie The Albion before th...

Daniel Day-Lewis Set For 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel

8/2/2010 2:15pm EDT
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis has signed up to battle Robert Downey, Jr. in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel, according to a U.K. report.

Speculation about who will play the super sleuth's nemesis Professor Moriarty has been rife ever since Guy Ritchie announced plans to bring Holmes back to the big screen following last year's adaptation.

Brad Pitt was rumored to be in the running to take on the role for the follow-up, but a new report suggests Ritchie has hired Day-Lewis to tackle Downey, Jr.'s Holmes in the next film.

Britain's The Sun claims the Oscar-winner has agreed to star in the curren...

Madonna Banned From Building On New York Farm

7/15/2010 12:03am EDT
Madonna has been forced to halt the construction of a fence on her horse farm in New York after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from county officials who own the development rights to her land.

The Material Girl moved back to her native U.S. from London following her split from her ex-husband, British filmmaker Guy Ritchiee, in 2008.

In February she bought 30 acres of land in New York vacation spot the Hamptons for a reported $10 million, and named the property Wild Horses Farms.

The pop star began building a fence around the property, but the work has since been put on hold after sh...

Robert Downey Jr. Sets Sights On Directing

6/17/2010 9:45am EDT
After struggling for prominence in Hollywood for over 20 years, Robert Downey Jr. is arguably the biggest movie star in the world right now. According to Box Office Mojo, “Iron Man 2,” the sequel to the movie which finally made Downey a household name, has grossed over $300 million domestically and has become one of only a few successful comic book adaptation franchises. Downey is also set to re-team with director Guy Ritchie for a sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” which had an impressive box office performance late last year and won Downey both critical praise and accolades. As if that wasn’t en...